Astrology Dictionary - L

Astrology Dictionary - L

ASTROLOGY DICTIONARY — L

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A
Age of Aquarius • Air • Angles • Aquarius • Archetype • Aries • Arrowhead • Ascendant • Aspect • Aspect Configuration

B
Birth Chart • Boomerang

C
Cancer • Capricorn • Cardinal • Cazimi • Centaurs • Chart • Chiron • Collection of Light • Collective • Collective Unconscious • Combust • Conjunction, Conjuct, Conjoin • Contra-Parallel • Cradle configuration • Cusp

D
Declination • Descendant • Direct • Dispositor • Dissociate Aspect

E
Earth (element) • Earth (planet) • Eclipse • Ecliptic • Element • Equinox

F
Final Dispositor • Fire • Fixed • Full Moon

G
Gemini • God's Fist • Grand Cross • Grand Sextile • Grand Square • Grand Trine

H
Hard Wedge • Houses • Houses (meanings)

I
IC, Imum Coeli • Inconjunct • Intercepted Planet • Intercepted Sign

J
Jupiter

K
Kite • Grand Trine Kite • Yod Kite

L
Leo • Libra • Lights, Luminaries • Lunar Eclipse • Lunar Nodes

M
Major Aspects • Mars • MC, Medium Coeli • Mean Lunar Node • Mercury • Mercury Retrograde • Midheaven • Modalities • Moon • Moon's Nodes • Multiple Conjunction • Mutable • Mutual Reception • Mystic Rectangle

N
Nadir • Natal Chart • Neptune • New Moon • North Node

O
Octile • Opposition • Orb • Out of Bounds • Out of Sign Aspect

P
Parallel • Part of Fortune, Pars Fortuna • Pisces • Planet • Pluto • Points • Precessed Solar Return • Precession of the Equinoxes • Progressions • Ptolemaic Aspects

Q
Quadriform • Quincunx

R
Retrograde • Rising Sign • Rolling Conjunction • Rosetta • Ruler • Rulerships

S
Sabian Symbols • Sagittarius • Saturn • Scorpio • Semi-Sextile • Semi-Square • Sesqui-Quadrate • Sesqui-Square • Sextile • Shadow (planetary) • Shadow (psychological)
• Sidereal Zodiac • Sign • Solar Eclipse • Solar Return • Solstice • South Node • Square • Station(ary) • Stellium • Sun

T
Taurus • Thor's Hammer • Traditional Rulerships • Transits • Transpersonal Planets • Trapeze • Trine • Tri-Octile • Tropical Zodiac • True Lunar Node • True vs Mean Nodes • T-Square, T-Cross

U
Uranus

V
Venus • Virgo

W
Water • Waxing, Waning • Wedge

Y
Yod

Z
Zenith • Zodiac

 

Leo

Traits for the sign of Leo are: passionate, strong willed, enthusiastic, stubborn, optimistic, loyal, idealistic, creative, dramatic, charismatic. Planetary ruler: Sun. Associated with 5th House. Fixed Fire. See also zodiac article on Leo. Top of Page Leo symbol

Leo Symbol

Libra

Traits for the sign of Libra are: people oriented, interactive; values beauty and harmony; peace-makers (or war-makers), strategists. Planetary ruler: Venus. Associated with 7th House. Cardinal Air. See also zodiac article on Libra. Top of Page Libra symbol

Libra Symbol

The Lights or Luminaries

"The Lights" is a term that refers collectively to the Sun and Moon – the two brightest lights in the heavens. See also: Sun and Moon. See also article on The Lights. Top of Page  

Lunar Eclipse

This is a Full Moon that is so precisely aligned that the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow cast by the Sun's light. This typically happens twice a year, about 5-6 months apart. Seen at night time from the Earth, the Moon grows dark as it passes through Earth's shadow, and then slowly returns to its normal white colour. It's okay to look at a lunar eclipse (but never look at a solar eclipse). A lunar eclipse typically happens twice a year, about 5-6 months apart. Astrologically, Lunar eclipses are very powerful energy, similar to a Full Moon but more intense. A lunar eclipse will often bring long-term processes of growth to fruition, which may or may not be an easy experience. See also: Solar Eclipse; there is also more information about eclipses here. Top of Page
Diagram showing Lunar Eclipse
 

Lunar Nodes

There are two lunar nodes – the North Node and South Node. These mark the intersection between the Moon’s path around the Earth and the Sun’s path through the zodiac (from Earth’s viewpoint). When a New Moon or Full Moon takes place close to the Nodes, this is known as a Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse, respectively. Although the Nodes are not physical objects, they are sensitive points in the chart.

The North Node symbolises your "forward motion" point in life, what your overall life lesson is, and some believe it shows your destiny. The South Node shows your "pushing off point" in life, where you’ve been and what you need to let go of.

See also: Lunar Eclipse, Solar Eclipse, True Lunar Nodes versus Mean Lunar Nodes, Mean Lunar Nodes Top of Page

Diagram of Lunar Nodes

Lunar Node symbols

North Node and South Node Symbols

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